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Statistical structure of global significant wave heights

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Chu, Peter C.
Kuo, Yu-Heng
Galanis, George
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2010-01
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2010-01
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Near-real time ocean significant wave heights from ERS-1 & 2, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat Follow-on, Jason-1 and 2, and Envisat on 1 degrees x 1 degrees resolution for world oceans (82.5 degrees S to 82.5 degrees N) are available online as “Radar Altimetry Tutorial (RAT)”. The probability distribution function (PDF) of the significant wave heights (w), constructed from global RAT data from 2005 to 2009, satisfies the two-parameter Weibull distribution reasonably well. Knowledge on PDF of w will improve the ensemble flux calculation across the air-ocean interface, which contributes to the climate studies.
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20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
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Department of Oceanography
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Chu, P.C., Y.-H. Kuo, and G. Galanis, 2010: Statistical structure of global significant wave heights. Proceedings of 20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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